Track: Human Factors and Ergonomics
The online learning system has been implemented since the sudden global spread of the coronavirus in 2020, forcing students to continue school in their households. This study assessed the relationship between household noise levels and the perceived task performance difficulty of undergraduate students from select private schools in the Philippines. An online survey was conducted, and 202 respondents participated in the 3-part questionnaire consisting of demographics, Noise Exposure Scoring, and Task Performance Difficulty questionnaires. The last two sections were in the form of a 4-point Likert Scale. Statistical analysis included descriptive statistics to demonstrate the result summary in each category and correlation for determining if there is a significant relationship between noise levels and the perceived task performance difficulty. The results showed a moderate positive association between total noise exposure and memorization, analysis, and organization. On the other hand, noise exposure was found to have a weak relationship to judgment and theory application. The result indicated that the students' total noise exposure significantly affected the difficulty of their task performance. Thus, evaluating the impact of noise on cognitive and performance functions would help explain the mental consequences of poor performance.